How To Expand Your Business On Instagram?
For some, coming up with engaging posts for a company’s Instagram account is a tonne of fun, but for others, it’s a chore. It’s great that you have an artistic bent, an aptitude for photography, and experience with social networking. But what about regular people who get a splitting headache from even considering it? What about the company owners who, while browsing Instagram, secretly wish they had the resources to produce material as compelling as that which they see in the feeds of their competitors?
Good news, then, if that describes you.
It goes without saying that you shouldn’t steal from other people’s feeds, but with proper permission and attribution, you can utilise their content and put it on your own feed. Curating the postings of others who share your brand’s values might help you create a beautiful feed.
User-generated content (UGC) is another name for content taken from other people’s feeds, and there are many compelling arguments in favour of doing so. even if you think you have what it takes to create content on your own.
Why would someone else give you permission to utilise their work?
You could worry that other users won’t take kindly to having stuff posted by a different account. Do you remember how we used to complain to the teacher when another student stole our idea in kindergarten? Some people may feel this way, and they have every right to restrict access to their material. The vast majority of individuals, however, have no problem with you using their work as long as you give them proper credit and consent.
If you can picture yourself back in kindergarten, you may recall hearing the instructor say something along the lines of, “That means they liked your idea.” Consider that a compliment, because it is. appreciate most youngsters, you probably didn’t appreciate hearing that response.
Let’s say little Jimmy or Susie came up to you while you were drawing a dinosaur and remarked, “Wow, that dinosaur you’re painting is so awesome! May I do a similar drawing with your name on it to show that it was your brainchild?
That would be a genuine praise indeed.
The same applies to user-generated content. You may show your appreciation for someone’s work and help them get recognition by contacting them and requesting permission to use their content, provided that you give them full credit.
There are positive outcomes from distributing user-generated content.
You should spread user-generated content for these 5 reasons:
- You won’t have to spend as much time or energy on it. It’s as simple as tracking it down, requesting access, and passing it forward.
- It’s possible that the information you uncover will be of greater quality than anything you could have made yourself, especially if your resources are restricted.
- One of the best ways to interact with other Instagram users is by sharing the stuff they’ve created.
- Simply like or commenting on someone’s post isn’t as engaging as asking them to share it.
- If you share user-generated content (UGC) from another user and give them proper credit, you’re both benefiting from the interaction. This is truly a win-win scenario.
UGC Search Strategies
Find posts that could interest you by searching for relevant hashtags you already use or by browsing your feed. If you aren’t already, now is a fantastic opportunity to start following hashtags and accounts that correspond to your hobbies and specialised field.
Requesting Permission via Contacting the User
Do you have a picture-perfect post you’d like to show off?
Inquire about sharing it with the individual through direct message. The simplest way to contact the author of a post is to touch the DM button on the post itself, enter your message, and send it to them. That way, they can pinpoint your inquiry to the specific thread.
Here’s an example of what your message may say: Hello, [your name]! I was just reading this amazing thing you wrote and I was wondering if it would be okay if I published it on my own feed (giving you credit and tagging you, of course).” Even better, be explicit about why you like a certain part of the piece. That may increase the impact of your complement and increase the likelihood that they will allow you to share.
Are we allowed to share this information? Fantastic! How do you spread the word now?
Instagram lacks the seamless sharing features of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. You can go one of several ways:
- Use a third-party programme to grab the material of other users and then repost it to your own feed, such as Repost for Instagram or Instarepost. When posting, it’s important to provide proper credit to the original creator in the caption and to mention them by name.
- Snap a picture: You may simply snap a screenshot and adjust the dimensions before sharing the material online again. However, this is a really rudimentary technique, and the quality of your final product is unlikely to match that of the original. Additionally, it is only compatible with static photographs and not movies.
- Request that the user email you the information: This is not as convenient as taking a screenshot, but it can provide a higher-quality image than what you’d get from a screenshot. Keep in mind that they may have altered the original with special effects before uploading it to Instagram, so make sure to request the version that is stored in their Instagram album.
- You could feel like you’re cheating if you build your Instagram following by sharing user-generated material. Using this method, you may not only aid other people and make significant relationships, but also create a beautiful, high-quality feed.